Day by day

Day by day, and with each passing moment,

Strength I find to meet my trials here;

Trusting in my Father's wise bestowment,

I've no cause for worry or for fear.

He, whose heart is kind beyond all measure,

Gives unto each day what He deems best,

Lovingly its part of pain and pleasure,

Mingling toil with peace and rest.

Every day the Lord Himself is near me,

With a special mercy for each hour;

All my cares He fain would bear and cheer me,

He whose name is Counsellor and Pow'r.

The protection of His child and treasure

Is a charge that on Himself He laid;

"As thy days, thy strength shall be in measure,"

This the pledge to me He made.

Help me then, in every tribulation,

So to trust Thy promises, O Lord,

That I lose not faith's sweet consolation,

Offered me within Thy holy Word.

Help me, Lord, when toil and trouble meeting,

E'er to take, as from a father's hand,

One by one, the days, the moments fleeting,
Till with Christ the Lord I stand.

By Karlina Wilhelmina Sandell-Berg (1832-1903)


In times of adversity, God doesn't give us all the divine strength we will need at once (as in one large bucket), rather He gives it to us day-by-day.  We do not receive it before we need it, but we never receive it too late.  You never need to go begging for it.  God's love it unfailing, His grace is always sufficient.  He is with us in our times of troubles.  He will not spare us from the waters of sorrow and the fires of adversity, but He will go through them with us.

Sourced from Trusting God by Gerry Bridges

Fear not, for I am with you; Be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.'

Isaiah 41:10


  1. Thank you for this beautiful hymn and thoughts.

  2. This is a good reminder when we feel weak. Thanks Jo.

  3. A very good reminder for those bad days. x

  4. Beautiful, vibrant painting at the top of the post!


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